Chateau du Gazin is in Canon-Fronsac not to be confused with Chateau Gazin in Pomerol.
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A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape variety combination itself (© Copyright material, Wine-Searcher.com). Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark....more
Canon-Fronsac is an appellation for red wines produced in a small area in the east of the Bordeaux wine region. It is encompassed by the wider Fronsac appellation. Canon-Fronsac's southern boundary is marked by the Dordogne river and lies close to Libourne – the town that gives its name to the Libournais wine district. Libourne is home to prestigious appellations such as Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, as well as Canon-Fronsac.
Like Saint-Emilion, just a few miles to the east, Canon-Fronsac has a picturesque, gently hilly landscape made up of woodland, arable land and vineyards. It also has a rich history reaching back hundreds of years, when the area was much favored by French nobility....more
Bordeaux, in the south-west of France, needs little introduction to anyone with an interest in wine. One of the world's most prolific wine regions, it also manages to rank among the most famous and prestigious. The secrets of Bordeaux's wine success (other than magical Bordeaux Blend) are its three trump cards: diversity, quality and quantity....more
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